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charity consultant Theo Clay

Taking a whole-system approach to criminal justice

on 20 January 2022 , 4 minute read

Given the complexities in the criminal justice system, we must take a whole-system approach to reoffending. By focusing on overlooked and underfunded areas, we can plant the seeds for a fairer criminal justice system.

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Seeking social justice: People, power, and the law

on 7 January 2022 , 4 minute read

One of the most fundamental functions of the law should be to protect the rights of individuals. How can charities use the power of the law to seek social justice and achieve their campaign goals?

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Charity Expert Dan Corry

A big year for social impact and for NPC

on 6 January 2022

For us at NPC, 2022 is our 20th year of existence. 20 years working with, and as part of, this terrific charity and philanthropy sector to help it maximise its social impact. Already this year we are excited by lots of things we have upcoming.

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The environmental crisis for trustees

on 16 December 2021 , 4 minute read

How will climate change impact the the social sector, and what opportunities and risks does the climate crisis pose for trustees?

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Violence against women and girls: An increase in demand for services

By Nimat Jaffer
on 13 December 2021 , 4 minute read

With recent instances of violence against women and girls (VAWG) making the news in the UK, how are charity sector organisations meeting the pressures the pandemic has put on them and what further support do they need?

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A diary from COP26: The global health emergency

By Megan Deeney
on 9 December 2021 , 5 minute read

This guest blog details each day of COP26. It sets out how prominently the connection between health and climate change featured on the conference agenda, and why charities and funders have a vital role to play here.


Taking on fuel poverty and the ongoing energy crisis

By Jessica Taplin
on 30 November 2021 , 4 minute read

With energy companies failing and heating costs rocketing, how can we combat fuel poverty this winter?

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Environmental Expert Liz Gadd

The future of philanthropy, 2030 and beyond

on 25 November 2021 , 4 minute read

At this year’s NPC Ignites, our annual conference, we hosted a session on the future of philanthropy. As we move toward 2030, this blog explores three key questions for the philanthropy sector to contemplate.

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Charity Expert Photo of Charlotte Lamb

Genuine involvement requires a re-balance of decision-making power

on 22 November 2021 , 4 minute read

Organisations can struggle to move from light touch consultations to involving people with lived experience in decision-making. In order to truly reflect the voices of people with lived experience, you must give them genuine influence over decisions.


In-work poverty in the third sector

By Alice Ollendorff
on 19 November 2021 , 4 minute read

This guest blog for Living Wage Week 2021 details how 17% of all third sector workers earn less than the real Living Wage. Ensuring workers receive a wage that meets the cost of living is arguably more important than ever.

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Embedding diversity, equity and inclusion into everything we do

on 17 November 2021 , 5 minute read

One year ago, we shared our long-term commitment to embedding diversity, equity and inclusion into all aspects of our work. This blog shares what we have achieved so far, what we have learned along the way, and where we still have important learning and work to do.

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Where social justice and environmental justice meet

By The Climate Crew
on 12 November 2021 , 4 minute read

Where does the work of the social sector and the environmental crisis overlap? This guest blog sets out how the Climate Crew are making it easier to understand how social justice and climate change are connected and what actions organisations can take to help.

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